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“Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
An adequate amount of high quality sleep per night is a fundamental component of maintaining a healthy brain and achieving peak mental performance. During sleep, various restorative processes operate within the brain and body and, consequently, sleep deprivation results in serious impairment to your brain’s functioning and is damaging to your overall health. The amount of sleep you need to function at your best varies from 5-10 hours per night, with the average being about 7.5 hours. The best way to figure out your personal sleep needs is to observe how you feel during the day.
Your sleep patterns can be broken down into four stages, during which your body is mobile and your brain is relatively idle, and a fifth stage, called REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, during which your body is immobilized and your brain is very active. During a full night of sleep, you spend roughly 25% of the night in REM sleep and 75% in the other four stages of sleep, with periods of REM sleep occurring roughly every 90 minutes.
During REM sleep your brain wave patterns are somewhat like those of an awake person and this is when vivid dreaming occurs. Energy consumption by the brain during REM sleep, as measured by oxygen consumption, is higher than when you are awake and trying to solve complex problems! The activation of your brain during REM sleep is of a cholinergic nature, so increasing your Acetylcholine levels may increase the vividness of your dreams.
Sleep plays a critical role in learning and memory. Sleep prepares the brain to optimally encode
long-term memories and substantial aspects of memory consolidation (the process whereby memories are more permanently encoded into your brain) take place while you are sleeping.
While you are sleeping your brain rehearses the skills and information learned during the preceding day. This repetition and rehearsal process strengthens the neural links used in connection with the skill or information, thereby solidifying it.
Melatonin is the hormone derived from Tryptophan and secreted by your pineal gland in your brain in order to induce sleep. Supplementing with a small amount of melatonin can assist you in falling asleep, particularly if you are suffering from jet lag or insomnia. Melatonin is also a strong antioxidant and has an immune system stimulating and anti-aging properties.
Magnesium is another important supplement to take at night. Magnesium deficiency is extremely common, making proper supplementation critical for most people, especially older individuals. Magnesium naturally relaxes your muscles, facilitating deeper and more restorative sleep. The two best forms of Magnesium and Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium L-Threonate. Magnesium L-Threonate is the best form of Magnesium for brain health, because it is by far the most effective at crossing the blood-brain barrier. Magnesium L-Threonate supplementation enhances learning abilities, and short and long term memory, due to Magnesium’s critical role in synaptic plasticity. Magnesium L-Threonate also exhibits neuroprotective effects (reducing cognitive decline) and reduces depression and anxiety.
Bacopa Monnieri (also known as Brahmi) is an Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb that has been shown to improve cognition, improve learning, memory formation and reduce depression and anxiety. Bacopa Monnieri is an excellent general relaxant and improves the quality of sleep, so you wake up feeling more rested and refreshed. It is considered one of the best natural brain health supplements. The main active compounds in Bacopa Monnieri are Bacosides, which improve synaptic transmission in the brain. This effect is particularly notable in the Hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that stores long term memories. Bacopa Monnieri supplementation can result in better long term memory formation and increased speed of recall.
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